1. Region Numbers
The DVD standard uses region numbers to control how
discs can be played around the world, the world being
divided into six regions. This unit will only play DVD
discs that match its region number, which can be found
on its rear panel (e.g.,
2. About this Manual
This manual explains how to use all of this unit's func-
tions. Although the DVD standard offers many special
features, not all discs use them all, so depending on the
disc being played, this unit may not respond to certain
functions. See the disc's sleeve notes for supported fea-
When you attempt to use a DVD feature that is
not available, this logo may appear onscreen,
indicating that the feature is not supported by
the current disc or this unit.
If you need to use the warranty, please provide the serial
number printed on this unit's rear panel.
4. Recording Copyright
Unless it's for personal use only, recording copyrighted
material is illegal without the permission of the copy-
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CARE-
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country. Make
sure that the voltage in your area meets the voltage
requirements printed on this unit's rear panel (e.g., AC
120 V, 60 Hz).
6. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands
Never handle this unit or its power cord while your hands
are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets inside
this unit, have it checked by the dealer from whom you
purchased this unit.
7. Installing this Unit
· Install this unit in a well-ventilated location.
Ensure that there's adequate ventilation all around this
unit, especially if it's installed in an audio rack. If the
ventilation is inadequate, the unit may overheat, lead-
ing to malfunction.
· Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat
sources, because its internal temperature may rise,
shortening the life of the optical pickup.
·Avoid damp and dusty places, and places subject to
vibrations from loudspeakers. Never put the unit on
top of, or directly above a loudspeaker.
· Install this unit horizontally. Never use it on its side or
on a sloping surface, because it may cause a malfunc-
· If you install this unit near a TV, radio, or VCR, the pic-
ture and sound quality may be affected. If this occurs,
move this unit away from the TV, radio, or VCR.
Occasionally, you should dust this unit all over with a
soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft cloth dampened
with a weak solution of mild detergent and water. Dry
the unit immediately afterwards with a clean cloth. Do
not use abrasive cloths, thinners, alcohol, or other chem-
ical solvents, because they may damage the finish or
remove the panel lettering.
9. Handling Notes
· If you need to transport this unit, use the original pack-
aging to pack it how it was when you originally bought
· Do not use volatile liquids, such as insect sprays, near
this unit. Do not leave rubber or plastic items on this
unit for a long time, because they may leave marks on
· This unit's top and rear panels may get warm after pro-
longed use. This is normal.
· When you've finished using this unit, remove all discs
and turn off the power.
· If you do not use this unit for a long time, it may not
work properly the next time you turn it on, so be sure
to use it occasionally.
10. To Obtain a Clear Picture
This unit is a high-tech, precision device. If the lens on
the optical pickup, or the disc drive mechanism becomes
dirty or worn, the picture quality may be affected. To
maintain the best picture quality, we recommend regular
inspection and maintenance (cleaning or worn part
replacement) every 1,000 hours of use depending on the
operating environment. Contact the dealer from whom
you purchased this unit.
11. Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation may damage this unit.
Read the following carefully:
When you take a glass containing a cold drink outside on
a summer's day, drops of water, called condensation,
form on the outside of the glass. Similarly, moisture may
condense on the lens of the optical pickup, one of the
most important parts inside this unit.
· Moisture condensation can occur in the following sit-
-- The unit is moved from a cold place to a warm
-- A heater is turned on, or cold air from an air condi-
tioner is hitting the unit.
-- In the summer, when this unit is moved from an air
conditioned room to a hot and humid place.
-- The unit is used in a humid place.
· Do not use this unit when there's the possibility of
moisture condensation occurring. Doing so may dam-
age your discs and certain parts inside this unit.
If condensation does occur, remove all discs and leave
this unit turned on for two to three hours. By this time,
the unit will have warmed up and any condensation
will have evaporated. To reduce the risk of condensa-
tion, keep this unit connected to a wall outlet.